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    I have never done this Before and Im goin to try to do it for my 2.2 clod Im working on?


    How hard is it?

    Any tips for doin it so it dosent fall apart?

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    Re: narrowing tires

    Originally posted by hazzzy
    I have never done this Before and Im goin to try to do it for my 2.2 clod Im working on?


    How hard is it?

    Any tips for doin it so it dosent fall apart?
    Other than using a GOOD glue (not Elmers) and taking your time to cut clean identical straight lines, you should be OK.

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    • #3
      Re: narrowing tires

      Take your time and cut slow. Clean up the edges. If you can find BSI IC2000 Rubberized CA Glue, get it. It helps with fixing any irregularities.

      Use a Quality Thin CA (Losi) and get a can of the spray accelerator. Spray one half and then slowly align the other with the CA on it. Make sure that it is where you want it. With the Accelerator, you don't have a second chance.
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      • #4
        Re: narrowing tires

        My advise to you would be make nice clean cuts first off using small sharp scissors . then when its time to glue, just use a small amount of ca. i mean just a little bit. too much makes the tire compound hard n bubble like. After u apply a drop or two of ca, hold the 2 pieces of tire together where you want it. make sure u hold it in place for 15 to 20 sec. then repeat those steps over and over with patience. take your time and they will turn out well. as the tires dry. dont stack them. the ca fumes seem to stick to the tires making a white film. remember less glue works best. oh yea, they also make black ca glue. i found some on ebay a while back. here is a link to a on line hobby shop that has it.
        http://h1072147.hobbyshopnow.com/produc ... rod=NHP341
        good luck!

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        • #5
          Re: narrowing tires

          Originally posted by StIcK kInG
          My advise to you would be make nice clean cuts ............ remember less glue works best. oh yea, they also make black ca glue. i found some on ebay a while back. here is a link to a on line hobby shop that has it.

          Like every one else stated CLEAN STRAIGHT CUTS are a must. Less glue is best. I like to use an upside down pop can.

          Put a few drops of CA in the bottom of can

          Then I use a scrap zip tie as an applicator

          line the tires up dry

          then glue-only 1/4" -1/2" at a time....the slower the better

          and don't forget ventilation

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